Saturday, September 19, 2009
Yesterday at about 1pm one of our staff fell 17 ft off a forklift while trying to repair something on it. Something made the forks on the forklift move and he hit his head knocking him out before falling to the ground. He was taken to the hospital in Soldotna, and the doctors there found 4 compression fractures in his back. His head had a gash on it, and he has a severe concussion, but was responding to questions. They airlifted him to the Anchorage hospital for further testing and better scans and better equipment for this kind of injury. There so far they have found several facial fracture and another compression fracture in his neck. Please keep him and his wife in your prayers as this will be a long road to recovery. The couple has just come back to camp on staff after serving as short term staff in previous years. I will continue to update this post on his condition. They have lots of friends and family here to support them.